Telugu Desam president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is said to be deeply dissatisfied with the omission of senior party functionary Motkupalli Narasimhulu from the gubernatorial appointments that were announced on Saturday.
According to a senior TD leader, the party was clearly told by the BJP bosses that Mr Narasimhulu’s name, suggested by Mr Naidu, has been cleared and will be announced. “Not finding his name is certainly a cause of concern for us,” he said.
Mr Narasimhulu’s name was suggested to both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah by Mr Naidu a year-and-a-half ago. He even took Mr Narasimhulu to them and introduced him. Recently, during his visit to the city, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu also clearly told Mr Narasimhulu about the appointment.
TD sources said that with governors being appointed to all the five vacancies (except Telangana state and Andhra Pradesh, there is no chance now for Mr Narasimhulu to be appointed Governor.
Sources said TS and AP Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan will continue in office till Delhi finds a suitable replacement